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PSYC 1010
Jennifer Steeves

Chap 9Psychological test standardized measure of a sample of a persons behaviourmeasure individual differences that exist among people in abilities aptitutes interests and aspects of personality Responses to the test are called sample of your behaviour but its a limitation because the sample may not be representative of your characteristic behaviour ie bad day not feeling well so score should be interpreted cautiouslyPRINCIPLE TYPES OF TESTSMental ability testsoMost commonoIntelligence tests measure general mental ability assess intellectual potential rather than previous learning or accumulated knowledgeoAptitude tests measure potential more than knowledge too But they break mental ability into separate components so they assess specific types of mental abilities ie DIFFERENTIAL APPTITUDE TESTS access verbal reasoning numerical ability abstract reasoning and etcoAchievement tests have specific focus
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